Hiking, Backpacking & Urban Walking

Documents, links, resources related to hiking, backpacking, and urban walking. Feel free to upload resources of a general nature that other branches may appreciate.
Clubwide Activity Standards - Urban Walking

A link to the board-approved minimum standards for urban walking activities. In February 2022, Branch Leadership Committee approved updated, standalone Hiking Standards and Backpacking Standards. Following that update, these standards apply to Urban Walking only. They will be updated to remove Hiking & Backpacking once standalone Urban Walking Standards are developed.

Hiking and Backpacking Summit Notes and Materials

This folder is for storing the minutes and decisions made by any organization-wide summits of the Hiking and Backpacking Committees. Note: summits, under Mountaineers governance, are critical to receiving the input of our activity experts, but the authority to make organization-wide decisions affecting things like the minimum standards is vested with the Board, generally through the Managing Committee (aka "Branch Leadership Committee").

Sharing participant information among activity leaders

This is a how-to document aimed at activity leaders, describing some features of the Mountaineers website for recording participant performance information from past activities and looking up such information for prospective participants in future activities. This is particularly important for hiking and backpacking where there are not formal course prerequisites that can help leaders assess qualifications.